ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum GeForce RTX 4090 review
Numerous reviews of the GeForce RTX 4090 have been published. Today, we delve into ASUS's latest offering for the enthusiast segment. This release is limited to a select few. Introducing the liquid-cooled ROG Matrix Platinum GeForce RTX 4090 - a combination of visual appeal and optimal thermal performance. It's crazy when you think about it, but it has been almost a year already since NVIDIA introduced the GeForce RTX 4090, a prominent addition to their 40 series, serving as their flagship model. This reference graphics card boasts a base frequency of 2.23 GHz, a boost clock reaching 2.52 GHz, and houses 16,384 Shader processor cores. Additionally, it is equipped with an impressive 24GB GDDR6X graphics memory, operating through a 384-bit wide memory bus, and has a staggering board power (TBP) of 450W.
ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum
ASUS continues its tradition of offering innovative products, and MATRIX stands as a testament to this commitment. The ROG RTX 4090 Matrix Platinum boasts a sophisticated design, characterized by a 2-tone brushed-aluminium finish on both the cooler shroud and the backplate. The card employs an integrated liquid cooling system, directly connected to a 360mm radiator. This cooling system features a 360mm AIO water cooler equipped with three ROG MF-12S fans, each having customizable RGB LEDs. Remarkably, these fans are magnetically linked, allowing for a single cable connection, discreetly concealed within the cooling tubes of the AIO. ASUS has engineered this card with superior factory overclocking and a matching VRM.
Preliminary tests indicate it's the most rapid RTX 4090 we've evaluated. ASUS has increased the power consumption allowance (TGP) and set the turbo clock frequency at a market-leading speed of 2670 MHz (2700 OC mode). When adjusted, the frequency reaches up to 3.0 GHz. The memory operates with an effective speed of 21 Gbps. The card's compact design, a mere 29 cm in length, makes it one of the shortest RTX 4090s we've encountered. However, this measurement only pertains to the PCIe slot component, as the radiator and tubes are integral parts of the card's design. The GPU utilizes liquid metal, ensuring optimal cooling. Given its specifications and premium components, we advise pairing this graphics card with a minimum 850-watt PSU. Weighing in at approximately 2kg, its robust construction is further highlighted by a metal frame that encases a specially designed cold plate, setting the Matrix apart. The meticulous design extends to even the hoses and connectors, which we will delve into shortly. We invite you to evaluate the Matrix's capabilities for yourself as we begin our in-depth review.